The Government is bringing all Australian Ambassadors home to set out its priorities and vision
for the diplomatic network this parliamentary term.
Ambassadors will meet from September 9 to 11 in Canberra and hear from the Prime Minister
and Ministers. They will assess how the world is changing and what this means for Australians,
including in the period since the release of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper.
Ambassadors will identify what more the diplomatic network can do to advance our interests
as strategic and economic power shifts. They will discuss emerging challenges, threats to the
economy, great power rivalry and how to expand our influence to secure an open, stable and
prosperous future for all Australians.
Ambassadors will then travel across the country to meet Australians, explain the purpose of the
diplomatic network and ask what more it can do to serve Australia. They will build relationships
that span the globe, and will talk to businesses to identify opportunities to boost trade and
investment and help drive our economic growth.